#Poetry4ChangeAfrica: Today’s Featured Poem is by Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu

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VISION | VOICE |

VISIBILITY | VALUE-EXHANGE|

A Poem by Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu

you are bed of comfort, minna
fluffy and subtle to me
and i leave you today, again
rolling on soft affection that is your bedsheets


reluctantly, i place my feet gingerly down you 
standing, holding as bags,
dreams and light and sadness
moving farther away from you

i have tucked my heart in you safely
there is no lover more faithful than home
and even these roads that lay endlessly
cannot rip away my heart from you
cannot uncover all the clothes you dressed me with
cannot conjure up any consolation

i am here with you, minna
and you are here with me too
you are the accent i wear as badge
you are the glint in my eyes
you are this journey
you are in my laughter,
rich and deep and true and long

just like home

you are home
you are me
i am you

(c) Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu. 2015 (All rights reserved).

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WWN POETRY4Change is a creative platform celebrating the works of talented and exciting new poetic voices and spoken word artists within the African continent and in the Diaspora. It is an initiative created by Nigerian Poet and Leadership Consultant, Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, of Whole WoMan Network, Canada. The goal is to empower youths by leveraging the power of social media to highlight their talents and provide opportunities for mentorship and growth.
More details coming soon….

3 thoughts on “#Poetry4ChangeAfrica: Today’s Featured Poem is by Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu

    • Hello Braknil,
      Thanks for your interest. Do you have a link to a blog or website with a few samples of your work?

      To submit works for consideration, please send an email with no more than 3 of your poems as attachments to info@wholewomannetwork.com

      Also send a short bio between 100 to 200 words, and your contact details: Name, Email, Telephone number and Country of Residence

      Thanks!

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